1.    12 Jul 2016 #1
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    How to create an install disk


    Hi

    I have searched the tutorials but cannot find a "how to" for creating a W10 Install disk, I installed W10 from the free online upgrade link.

    Would someone please post a link to a "how to"

    Thanks

    Daniel
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  2.    12 Jul 2016 #2
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    I would like to know that also. Until Windows 10 for many years I have always had a physical install disc. Not having one now makes me nervous.
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  3.    12 Jul 2016 #3
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    Hello,

    If you like, you could create a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  4.    12 Jul 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello,

    If you like, you could create a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
    Thanks Brink but I am much happier with a DVD Disk as I have proper storage facilities for them, USB's
    tend to get lost round here.

    Cheers

    Daniel
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  5.    12 Jul 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by daniellouwrens View Post
    Thanks Brink but I am much happier with a DVD Disk as I have proper storage facilities for them, USB's
    tend to get lost round here.

    Cheers

    Daniel
    Download the ISO file using either the Media Creation Tool (and the save ISO file for DVD option), or from Microsoft Tech Bench. In Windows 10 right click on the ISO file and select Burn disc image.
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  6.    12 Jul 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello,

    If you like, you could create a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
    I did that yesterday actually, and burned to a USB flash drive. So if my Win 10 fails, all I have to do is boot up on the USB and I am back to a clean install of W 10. Seems simple. Correct?

    I assume that what will be installed will be a clean W 10, like installing it by buying W 10 - no programs, nor settings (except default). Correct?

    The problem with re-installation solutions is that it is not possible to test whether what has been set up, ready for a failure, will actually work, without overwriting your (still working normally) setup. I guess that is inevitable (but I have heard of a virtual computer setup that could run in parallel for testing, but that perhaps is being over cautious).
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  7.    12 Jul 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevekir View Post
    I did that yesterday actually, and burned to a USB flash drive. So if my Win 10 fails, all I have to do is boot up on the USB and I am back to a clean install of W 10. Seems simple. Correct?
    Correct

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevekir View Post
    I assume that what will be installed will be a clean W 10, like installing it by buying W 10 - no programs, nor settings (except default). Correct?
    Also correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevekir View Post
    The problem with re-installation solutions is that it is not possible to test whether what has been set up, ready for a failure, will actually work, without overwriting your (still working normally) setup. I guess that is inevitable (but I have heard of a virtual computer setup that could run in parallel for testing, but that perhaps is being over cautious).
    Boot the computer from your installation media. When you get to the screen that asks for an Upgrade install or a custom install, select custom install. The next screen should present a list of hard drives installed and the partitions on the hard drives. Then you can remove the installation media and reboot your computer. That will at least tell you the computer will boot from it and see your drives.
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  8.    14 Jul 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Download the ISO file using either the Media Creation Tool (and the save ISO file for DVD option), or from Microsoft Tech Bench. In Windows 10 right click on the ISO file and select Burn disc image.
    Hi

    I did that and all is good, up and running again.

    Thanks for your help.

    Cheers

    Daniel
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  9.    14 Jul 2016 #9
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    Great news.
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  10.    14 Jul 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Correct


    Correct.


    Boot the computer from your installation media. When you get to the screen that asks for an Upgrade install or a custom install, select custom install. The next screen should present a list of hard drives installed and the partitions on the hard drives. Then you can remove the installation media and reboot your computer. That will at least tell you the computer will boot from it and see your drives.
    Thanks. Very clear and helpful.
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